Friday, November 13, 2009

Food Storage Friday: Magic Milk Shakes

I don't know about you, but I like ice cream. A lot. But when I want it and I don't have it in the house, I use this great recipe for make a chocolate shake akin to a Frosty.

Magic Milk Shakes

1 1/2 to 2 c. ice water
1 1/2 c. nonfat dry milk powder
2/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa
1 t. vanilla
1 to 1 1/2 trays of ice cubes, as much as you can spare
2 T. oil plus 5-second squirt of non-stick spray for emulsification

I realize I don't have a photograph here. That's because I am currently on a no-dessert policy and I don't think I could stomach the thought of making four delicious, thick chocolate shakes and not sampling one. Or two. So here's what you'll have to imagine.

I also realize that ice and ice water aren't technically "pantry shelf items." However, if you're in the middle of a snow storm and you have electricity to boot, why not make a magic milk shake from the ice outside? It's also a fun way to use up almost-expiring powdered milk.

To make the milkshakes, place all of the ingredients into the blender, including the oil and non-stick spray. Use less water for thicker milk shakes and vice versa. The blender should be about 3/4s full. If your blender is a weakling like mine, you might have to add more water. Place the lid on. Process for a full two minutes. This is important as the continued blending breaks up the ice crystals and makes a creamy consistency. Pour into cups and serve.

Makes 4 12 oz. shakes.

For variations:
Add a ripe banana
Add a big spoonful of peanut butter
Add a few broken peppermints
Omit cocoa powder and reduce sugar to 1/2 c and 1 T. to make a vanilla shake


Recipe courtesy of Cindy Lerch.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the yummy sounding recipe.:) We love ice cream around here too.

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Stephanie in AR said...

I love that recipe too - the Hillbilly Housewife certainly has some great frugal recipes doesn't she? (the original owner Miss Maggie is the person who developed the recipe)

Bethany said...

That is brilliant! Thank you for passing it along!

Erin said...

You can make blender icecream without the oil and extra garbage that is in the spray oil.

Shane and Brandi said...

Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

we tried it tonight and my family really enjoyed it! thanks!

Stacy said...

This sounds like something I'd like to try.